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HMS Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease

Leadership

George Q. Daley, MD, PhD
Dean of the Harvard University Faculty of Medicine

HMS by the Numbers 2017-18

Total faculty 11,436
Tenured and tenure-track faculty on the HMS campus in 10 preclinical departments 187
Voting faculty on campus and at affiliates 5,924
Full-time faculty on campus and at affiliates 9,379
Nobel Prizes (cumulative) in Medicine or Physiology, Peace 9 prizes, 15 recipients
National Academy of Medicine members (current) 150
National Academy of Sciences members (current) 74
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (current): Investigators 32, Faculty Scholars 6
Total MD students 719
Total PhD students 875
     MD-PhD students (included in MD and PhD counts)
     Basic Sciences 164
     Social Sciences 19
Total DMD students 137
Total MMSc students 168
Total MBE students 42
Total MBMI students 25
Total DMSc students 30
Trainees (residents and postdoctoral fellows) 8,833

Students

Entering MD students, 2017:

MD (includes 13 MD–PhD students) 165

Applicants 6,749
Admitted 235 (3.5%)
Matriculated (includes 13 MD-PhD students) 165
Men 84 (51%)
Women 81 (49%)
Underrepresented in medicine (African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Mexican-American) 33 (20%)
Asian 56 (34%)

Additional entering students, 2017:

PhD 146
DMD 35
MMSc 84
MBE 32
MBMI 17
DMSc 10

Additional joint-degree programs:
MD-MBA; MD-MPH; MD-MPP

Medical school alumni 9,923 (MD and MMSc degrees)

MD Financial Aid (Fiscal Year 2017)

Average scholarship $46,250
Annual unit loan $33,950 (entering students); $33,050 (2nd year students); $30,400 (3rd year students); $28,300 (4th year students)
Students receiving financial aid (excluding MD–PhD students) 73%
(2015-16) Students graduating with loans 105
(2015-16) Average loan debt at graduation $101,478
Range of debt (Class of 2016) $6,465–$280,197

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Tuition $58,050
Fees $4,311

Tuition and Fees (2017–2018)

Tuition $59,800
Fees $4,272

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Mission

Our Mission

To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease.